Loose Pricing and Tier Codes

Pricing and Tier Codes

 

Packaged Toys - Grading Cost Loose Toys - Grading Cost Recase Cost
Temporary Suspension of Loose Custom Figures Grading:

 We are curently accepting only loose vintage Star Wars 3 - 3/4" figures and coins for grading. All other toy lines have been suspended pending further notification.
This includes, but is not limited to, modern Star Wars (1995-present), vintage loose Star Wars bootlegs, Transformers, GI Joe, TMNT, Super Powers, Secret Wars, MOTU, WWF, etc.
Other custom loose items such as mailers, vehicles (including die-cast), multi-figure sets and larger action figures such as 6- or 12-inch scale will also be affected by the interruption. 

AFA - Loose Grading Scale

For loose and complete action figures
All turnaround times are stated in ESTIMATED business days.*
Item Classification
For loose items, scale is determined by the average size of an action figure from a given toy line. Action figures from some toy lines and action figures with large accessories are considered custom. In multi-figure sets, very large accessories may be counted as an additional figure.
Archival
*Limitations Apply
Premium
*Limitations Apply
Express*
(Not Currently Offered)
Standard
*Limitations Apply
  UV (archival) Material Upgrade)
Must Be Under $500 value*******
4-6 bus. day turnaround
View Member Turnaround
Must Be Under $300 value*******
7-10 bus. day turnaround
View Member Turnaround
Must Be Under $200 value*******
15-20 bus. day turnaround
View Member Turnaround
Must Be Under $100 value*******

 
for items submitted under Standard, Express, and Premium Tiers
Tier Code

Limit

Tier Price Tier Code

Limit

Tier Price Tier Code Tier Price Tier Code

Limit

Tier Price Upgrade Code Upgrade Price
Public Member Public Member Public Member Public Member Public Member
Loose Standard Size 3-4" Scale Action Figure** A-LS-A

2/Week

$40 $35 A-LS-1

5/Week

$29 $26 A-LS-2 N/A N/A A-LS-3

25/Week

$20 $17 +UV $15 $10
 
 
AFA provides a good-faith effort to spot reproduction weapons and accessories, but doesn't guarantee authenticity beyond a reasonable doubt, unless GAS tiers are used for authentication.
*All turnaround times are stated in estimated business days. Business days are defined by AFA as Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays.

*******Certain loose action figure variations, especially those with variant clothing and accessories, as well as loose figures valued at over $500 must always be submitted under GAS tier codes for additional authentication.

 

AFA - Loose Coin Grading Scale Pricing

For toy-related loose collectible coins
All turnaround times are stated in ESTIMATED business days.*
Item Classification
Coins from Star Wars, SLU, and other popular toy lines.
Premium Express Standard
Must Be Under $300 value
4-6 bus. day turnaround
View Member Turnaround
Must Be Under $200 value
10-15 bus. day turnaround
View Member Turnaround
Must Be Under $100 value
30-40 bus. day turnaround
View Member Turnaround
Tier Code
Weekly Limit
Tier Price Tier Code Tier Price Tier Code Tier Price
Public Member Public Member Public Member
Loose Coin******* (mail-in or valued at more than $50) A-LCN-1
5/Week
$29 $26 A-LCN-2 N/A N/A A-LCN-3

 

$19 $16
Loose Coin - Economy (not mail-in and valued at $50 or less) A-LCNE-1
5/Week
$25 $22 A-LCNE-2 N/A N/A A-LCNE-3 $15 $12

 

Quantity Discounts for all Tiers
(for submissions of 10 items or more)
10+ items - subtract $1 per item off listed grading fee
25+ items - subtract $2 per item off listed grading fee
50+ items - subtract $3 per item off listed grading fee
Additional Upgrade Services Available for All Tiers Upgrade Code Upgrade Price
Have photographs of the front of your item emailed to you (web resolution). +PH $10
Have photographs of the front and back of your item emailed to you (web resolution). +PHB $15
Have photographs of the front and back of your item, in addition to the label (for classic style) emailed to you (web resolution). +PHL $20
Have photographs of the front and back of your item, in addition to the label (for classic style) emailed to you (professional print resolution - full 10MP). +PHR $25
Receive a grading summary corresponding to your graded item. (Limit 5 per submission; will extend turnaround time). +GR $15
Receive a detailed report and grader's written opinion about your graded item. +DGR N/A
Have your item gently cleaned to remove dirt, debris, and sticky residue if possible. +CL $5

 

AFA - Grading & Authentication Services

For rare and pre-production items which require outside authentication by CIB
All turnaround times are stated in ESTIMATED business days.* Current Loose Custom suspensions do not affect figures requiring CIB authentication. 
Item Classification
Certain rare loose items, prototypes, and pre-production items must be submitted for grading and outside authentication by CIB.
Archival (includes UV upgrade) Level 1 Level 2   UV (archival) Material Upgrade)
Must Be Under $10000 value
10-15 bus. day turnaround
Must Be Under $2500 value
10-15 bus. day turnaround
Must Be Under $1000 value
10-15 bus. day turnaround
For items submitted under Level 1 &
Level 2
Tier Code Tier Price Tier Code Tier Price Tier Code Tier Price Upgrade Code Upgrade Price
Public Member Public Member Public Member Public Member
Grading and Authentication (Standard Size - All Production Variations & Modern Pre-Production Figures) A-GASL-A $275 $250 A-GASL-1 $145 $135 A-GASL-2 $95 $85 +UV $15 $10
Grading and Authentication (Standard Size - Vintage Pre-Production Figures) A-GASLP-A $300 $275 A-GASLP-1 $155 $145 A-GASLP-2 $135 $125 +UV $15 $10
Grading and Authentication (Custom Size Items, Items Valued at over 10K, Other Prototypes, Mock-Ups, etc.) ** A-GASLC-A CALL CALL A-GASLC-1 CALL CALL A-GASLC-2 CALL CALL +UV CALL CALL
Grading and Authentication (Loose Coins)******* A-GASCN-A $275 $250 A-GASCN-1 $135 $125 A-GASCN-2 $85 $75 +UV N/A N/A
Grading and Authentication (Carded Figures) A-GASC-A CALL CALL A-GASC-1 CALL CALL A-GASC-2 CALL CALL +UV CALL CALL
 

*All turnaround times are stated in estimated business days. Business days are defined by AFA as Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays.
*******Unproduced, pre-production, and other rare coins valued at over $300 must be submitted for Grading and Authentication service under the applicable GAS tier.

 


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